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Mining Workshop: Silica Dust Control for Metal/Nonmetal Mining

Elko, NV: September 28, 2010

NIOSH OMSHR and MSHA presented a workshop to the Nevada Mining Association on Silica Dust Control for Metal/Nonmetal Mining.

Introduction
Shane Owen, Barrick Gold Co. and Nevada Mining Association,
Ed Thimons, Branch Chief, NIOSH OMSHR

Health Effects of Overexposure to Respirable Silica Dust
Jay Colinet, Senior Scientist, NIOSH OMSHR
Slides

Silica Exposures in the Metal/Nonmetal Mining Industry
Bruce Palmer, Health Specialist, MSHA M/NM Western District
Slides

Dust Sampling Instrumentation and Methods
Jay Colinet, Senior Scientist, NIOSH OMSHR
Slides

Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Underground Mining
Greg Chekan, Lead Research Engineer, NIOSH OMSHR
Slides

Silica Dust Controls for Surface Mines
John Organiscak, Senior Research Engineer, NIOSH OMSHR
Slides

Dust Control in Mineral Processing Operations
Andy Cecala, Senior Research (Mining) Engineer, NIOSH OMSHR
Slides

MSHA's Technical Support Program and Case Study Results
Mark Schultz, Senior Mining Engineer, MSHA
Slides

General Discussion and Questions
Shane Owen, Barrick Gold Co. and Nevada Mining Association

 

Example slide: normal lung versus lung with simple silicosis Example slide: graph showing trend in silicosis deaths Example slide: gravimetric dust sampler Example slide: vacuuming to remove dust from clothing

 

 
 
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